@Alex pick one. this is what Arch is about; you get to make your system exactly as you see fit. if you really want you could even just format it as anything and then overwrite it later. with all due respect, if you can't figure out how to solve this problem given the information people have given so far, you may want to consider another distribution. – strugee Apr 28 '14 at 7:27
That definitely worked for me (OCZ 4GB USB drive)... I had to go into Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management and right-click on the "Unallocated" (black) block that represented the USB drive and create a new volume. Mar 21, 2011 · Hi all, Greetings!! today i am come back with a new problem. Hope my this problem also will be solved by the forumists. here is the details-I have a new HDD [Unallocated file system] and i want to make it NTFS with formatting the HDD by DOS command where there is no drive name from "my computer" menu. Jul 17, 2019 · “Unallocated space cannot create partition in Disk Management”, “I cannot create new partition from unallocated space in Windows 8”... such kinds of problems appear commonly in a lot of forums. Apr 24, 2012 · i want to reformat my hdd, but it turned out to be unallocated, when i run my OS cd and when i get to create a partition it only says that set-up cannot access this disk how can i fix this one...somebody help to any pros there...thnx in advance.... Aug 31, 2016 · Right-click an unallocated region on your hard disk, and then select New Simple Volume. In the New Simple Volume Wizard, select Next. Enter the size of the volume you want to create in megabytes (MB) or accept the maximum default size, and then select Next.
Therefore, the space on a newly initialized disk or the space that is left free will all show as "Unallocated". An existing partition on a hard drive, external hard drive, USB, SD card or other removable disks may also become unallocated space after some operations. There must be some windows system files on that part. Shrink the disk in side windows and then get Windows to partition it to NTFS. Reboot and you can select that partition for format to ext4 while installing Mint.
Expanding disk partitions to use all the available (unallocated) disk space is a common issue among Linux Administrators, expecially when working in a VMware-based Cloud environment: deploying a Linux VM from an existing template will often lead to disk partitions smaller than the disk space allocated during the VM configuration phase. Mar 26, 2010 · As a result, I got 208,26 GB of unallocated space. However, when I proceed to create a new drive from that unallocated space, I get the notification "There is not enough space available on the disk(s) to complete this operation."